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Vino Restaurant

) #23 of 51 Restaurants in Lafayette ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ International
3531 Plaza Way, Lafayette, CA 94549-4413
+1 925-284-1330
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  • Very good50%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“tiramisu” (3 reviews)
“salads” (2 reviews)
“piano player” (4 reviews)
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3531 Plaza Way, Lafayette, CA 94549-4413
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

A visit to the eight-table dining room of the intimate Ristorante Vino next to the vintage Lafayette Park Theatre is a theatrical experience. The unconventional and entertaining Basque owner, Castro, is a master juggler as he takes reservations, serves, preps, sings, cooks, and plays the...More

Thank StarLady99
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I came here with a friend, and we had a fantastic meal. We had no idea what we were in for. I had noticed the place driving by, and we decided to stop in. It was a cold, rainy night, and the cozy atmosphere warmed...More

Thank silverlongjohn63
Reviewed 5 November 2016

So, if you read through other reviews here, you should conclude as I did before going that Castro is a nut case, but the food is great and overall he's an entertaining nut case. Roll with it. Let him pick the wine (white or red)....More

Thank NeedaVacation002
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Food is consistently great, aways fresh ingredients, menu changes often - specials available. The owner is a character, in the best possible sense, plays the piano when he gets a break. Friendly atmosphere, lots of returning customers - a neighborhood gem !!

Thank firstandrew
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Came back after a year and Vino and its owner Castro still have the same eclectic charm and fun. Castro seated us, served us wine, took our order, played the piano, served the food and socialized and joked with the 15 dinner guests on the...More

1  Thank DeGStbsnonestdsptndm
Reviewed 9 November 2015

This restaurant serves excellent and health food. The owner/server is an interesting charactrer. He plays piano to entertain customer whenever he has time. He calls everyone "lover". One time I asked if I could order some meetball to go. He said that his restauant was...More

1  Thank Carole-688
Reviewed 25 October 2015

This cozy spot teleports us instantly to a European cafe, where the host/owner takes your order, serves you wine, plays an instrument and then cooks your meal. Go with the flow and the host recommendations. We enjoyed his eccentric location and hospitality. Didn't have any...More

Thank DeGStbsnonestdsptndm
Reviewed 17 October 2015

the owner is there all the time, he tells me what to order and then tells me when it's time to go because others are waiting for my table. based on what's in the kitchen he will literally order for you, because he has to...More

Thank candy3389
Reviewed 12 January 2015

We ate dinner here at the end of December. While we enjoyed the food very much the owner, who also acts as the waiter, and occasionally plays the piano (very well, incidentally) seemed to be somewhat distracted by the fact that a party that had...More

1  Thank keninakayak
Reviewed 2 December 2014

The owner of Vino will greet you at the door. He is also the chef, the waiter and the entertainment -- often in the form of piano music (a piano takes up a good portion of the dining room) or wine bottle playing (which has...More

1  Thank Jill R
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Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3531 Plaza Way, Lafayette, CA 94549-4413
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 925-284-1330
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